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ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the number-one bestselling author of THE NIGHTINGALE and THE GREAT ALONE comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.
Since its release in February of 2021, THE FOUR WINDS has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a #1 USA Today Bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and a #1 Indie Bestseller. We are thrilled to bring this exclusive conversation to you, the enthusiastic readers of this book!
In Conversation with Tara Anderson of Louisville Public Media: Resgistration details soon!
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This stylish journal created exclusively for book lovers includes custom reading lists for every genre, charming literary quotes, and plenty of room to record what you’ve read and what you’d love to read. A must-have for serious readers. This stylish journal created exclusively for book lovers includes custom reading lists, charming literary quotes, and plenty of room to record what you’ve read and what you’d love to read.
“Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.”—Toni Morrison
Designed by a book lover for book lovers, My Reading Life is the ideal companion for all your literary adventures.
Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog, provides you with insightful reading lists for every popular genre and each season. She even helps you determine the kinds of books you’d most like to read based on your interests. You’ll also appreciate the sleek, compact design, perfect for taking on the go to the library, bookstore, or your next book club gathering.
So much more than just a journal, this book is a joyful celebration of the written word, one that will significantly enrich every day of your reading life.
Anne Bogel is an author, the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, and host of What Should I Read Next? podcast. Modern Mrs. Darcy, which derives its name from a Jane Austen book, is a lifestyle blog for nerds who appreciate Anne’s modus operandi of approaching old, familiar ideas from new and fresh angles. While Modern Mrs. Darcy isn’t strictly a book blog, Anne writes frequently about books and reading. Her book lists are among her most popular posts. She is well known by readers, authors, and publishers as a tastemaker. In 2016, she launched her podcast What Should I Read Next?—a popular show devoted to literary matchmaking, bibliotherapy, and all things books and reading. Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, four children, and a yellow lab named Daisy.
Tara Anderson is the host and producer of Five Things, a podcast about the objects that tell our stories. She grew up in Lexington and Louisville, and holds degrees in music performance and journalism from the University of Kentucky. She is the former assistant program director at WFUV, Fordham University's public radio station, and earned a masters degree in communications from Fordham. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, The World, Only A Game, Gravy, the BBC World Service, American Theatre Magazine, and Louisville Magazine. She is the producer of The Moth StorySLAM in Louisville and has also been heard on-air on WFPK and WUOL. She lives in Louisville with her husband and two young children.
The inspiring story of the first female Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18—and the transformative events that led to her bold decision to take on the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate.
Amy McGrath grew up in Edgewood, Kentucky, a childhood shaped by love of country, baseball (the Cincinnati Reds), and, from the age of twelve, a fascination with fighter jets. Her devastation at learning that a federal law prohibited women from flying in combat fueled her determination to do just that–and then, to help change the laws to improve the lives of all Americans.
McGrath writes of gaining an appointment in high school to the U.S. Naval Academy, making it through Marine Corps training, graduating from Annapolis, Maryland, becoming a Second Lieutenant, and raising her right hand to swear to defend the U.S. Constitution, honor bound.
She vividly recounts her experiences flying in the Marines, and her combat deployments to Iraq (Kuwait) and Afghanistan, her work as an Air Combat Tactics instructor—and what it was like to finally fly that fighter jet: high-speed, intense, and physically demanding.
Here is McGrath, training to do the most intense tactical flying there is (think the Navy’s TOPGUN ); meeting the man who would become her husband; being promoted to major and then lieutenant colonel; marrying, having three children, a career and life in Washington and then moving her family back to Kentucky to begin a whole new chapter in politics; her roller-coaster congressional campaign (she lost by three percentage points); and making the tough decision to run again, in an even bigger, higher-stakes national campaign, against the five-term leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell.
A moving, inspiring American story of courage, determination, and large dreams.
“A must-read for anyone who’s ever refused to take no for an answer. Amy McGrath takes you on her unforgettable journey from dreaming of being a combat aviator as a young girl when women weren’t yet allowed, to flying missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Honor Bound is a remarkable ‘sea story’ of a life of service to country. Her voice and unique perspective are essential to re-imaging the next generation of leaders in America.”—Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (ret.), author and Former Supreme Allied Commander NATO and dean emeritus of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
“A former Marine reflects on marriage, motherhood, military culture, and politics . . . McGrath recounts a career marked by determination, grit, and admirable accomplishments . . . A straightforward, sturdy account of an impressive career defending America.”—Kirkus
Representative Pamela Stevenson represents District 43 in the Kentucky House of Representatives. She is a Kentucky veteran who retired from the US Air Force as a Colonel after 27 years of service. Born and raised in Louisville, she graduated from the Brown School.